‘A Conversation with the Sea’ ‘An Eye saw’ ‘Horrible’ ‘Well Designed’ …these are just some of the things you may have heard said about this sculpture.
So, let me set the scene. You have just walked North from Aldeburgh town centre. (Aldeburgh is a quaint seaside town known for local fish, rich habitants and the best ‘FISH AND CHIPS’ in the UK!!) So you’re walking along the seafront, you ascend the rough concrete steps onto the boat clad beach. The pebbles make it difficult to walk in those new flip-flops of yours, so you remove them. As you bend over to do so, you notice this large steel monstrosity on the horizon blocking the light form the low summer sun. This is the controversial ‘Scallop’ produced by local fine artist and sculptor Maggi Hambling.
I have wanted to photography this piece for quite some time now, and when the LC-A RACE started, I thought that there was no better time. This is my location for “Urban Adventures” because firstly, it has been a Modern place of interest in the arts community and a hot topic and content of ongoing argument between locals for the past few years, also, it is a favorite for children as it can be used as an effective climbing frame while bored on the beach.
This is a brilliant place to take photos, because when the light shines through the typography around the top of the sculpture, it produces great images. There is something beautifully eerie about a giant shell in the middle of a desolate beach in Suffolk.
Sightseeing around an icy paradise, ghost hunting on an abandoned site, day trip to a pristine beach - these are just some of the adventures that are in store for you in this recap. Come closer and be inspired to document yours!
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
You may have noticed the new single from Nükleer Başlıklı Kız, "Beni Hatırla," playing on the radio and music channels. During their last vacation, they took the Fisheye No.2 Gold to record their memories in circular photos that enhance the soul of the sea and the sun. We talked with NBK about their new single, future plans, and adventures with the Fisheye camera.
The new Petzval Lens has proven itself a master of close-up shots and soulful portraits time and time again. Now some of our talented community members have stepped it up a notch and aimed the Petzval at city-scapes. From snow-capped pedestrians, couples chatting in parks, bustling markets, or people waiting to get on the metro - the beautiful banalities of city life are covered in these eloquent shots. Scroll through this gallery we've put together just for you to get a taste of the Petzval's urban potential!
A self-portrait is a piece of a long narrative. It is a parcel of where you have been and what is precious to you. It is a silent version of a hello or an impactful sentence about the kind of photographer you are. Make your next statement count with a little help from your Lomography friends.
Graphic designer Johann Bottos caught the community's attention with his striking black and white landscape photographs. Previsualization is central to his photographic style. Before clicking the shutter, he tends to "wait for a particular moment or weather condition" that fits the image he has in mind. In this interview, he shares more about his passion for shooting on film as well as some of his favorite landscape images.
Valerio Spada went beyond his comfort zone and stepped right into the battlefield with his camera. He went to Naples, Italy, an area populated by the Camorra Mafia but also home to Annalisa Durante who, at the age of 14, was killed by a bullet aimed at a Camorra boss. What happened to her could've happened to any of the girls portrayed in the book Gommorah Girl. This work is about Annalisa. It's about all of the girls that, just like her, seem doomed to an unfair destiny - which, hopefully, may still change.
Between Lomography and Skillshare there are a lot of talented people. Photographers from all corners of the globe have come together to share in exploring what Lomo stands for: a little bit of experimentation mixed with an eye for aesthetics. We've chosen winners from our SkillShare Rumble -- check out what these students shot!